Installing Dopamine (Sideloadly)

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Dopamine is a semi-untethered jailbreak, meaning it requires an app to re-apply the exploit after a reboot.

Dopamine supports A9(X) and later devices on iOS 15.0 to 16.5, A9(X) to A14 and M1 devices on iOS 16.5.1, and A9(X) to A11 devices on iOS 16.6 to 16.6.1.

DANGER

If you're using a beta or release candidate (RC) version of iOS, or if your device is using the preinstalled version of iOS that your device first shipped with, this guide will not work, and you'll need to follow Installing Dopamine instead.

DANGER

if you are currently using rootful palera1n, you need to first Remove rootful palera1n before proceeding.

DANGER

If you have previously used Serotonin and/or Bootstrap, you will need to remove them fully before proceeding.

If you don't know what Bootstrap or Serotonin are, you can ignore this notice and proceed.

TIP

If you're using an A8(X) iPad, at this time, you should follow Installing meowbrek2 instead.

Downloads

Installing the application

  1. Open Sideloadly
  2. Plug your iOS device into your computer
    • Make sure your computer is trusted and allowed to view the contents of your device
  3. Drag and drop the Dopamine .ipa file into Sideloadly
  4. Enter in your Apple ID
  5. Enter in your password
    • Sideloadly must make a request to it's servers in order to work with free developer accounts. If you are not OK with this, you may use an alternate Apple ID.

The app will now install to your iOS device.

Trusting the application

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Device Management -> <Your Apple ID>
    • Depending on your usage, Device Management may be labeled Profiles and Device Management
  2. Tap Trust "<Your Apple ID>"

The Dopamine application can now be opened from home screen.

DANGER

If you're on iOS 16.0 to 16.6.1, you'll also need to enable Developer Mode.

To do so, go into Settings -> Privacy & Security and then scroll down until you see Developer Mode, tap that option, toggle Developer Mode on, and follow the on-screen instructions

Running Dopamine

  1. Reboot your phone
    • This is not necessary but recommended
  2. Open the Dopamine application from your home screen immediately afterwards
  3. Tap "Jailbreak"

TIP

If the app or your device crashes/restarts unexpectedly and the jailbreak isn't installed, simply try rebooting and running the exploit again until it does work.

Sileo should now be installed on your home screen. You can use Sileo to install tweaks, themes and more.

While you are now jailbroken at this point, we need to both update and install some packages so that we're able to both update other packages and have stuff work properly

Installing necessary software

  1. Open the Sileo app
  2. Tap on the "Sources" tab
  3. Tap on the "ElleKit" repository, then tap on "All Categories"
  4. Tap on ElleKit
  5. Tap "Get"
  6. Tap the "Queued" bar at the bottom of the page
  7. Tap "Confirm"
  8. Once finished, tap Restart SpringBoard Later
  9. Go to the "Search" tab
  10. Search for PreferenceLoader
  11. Tap on PreferenceLoader
  12. Tap on "Get"
  13. Tap the "Queued" bar at the bottom of the page
  14. Tap "Confirm"
  15. Once finished, tap Restart SpringBoard

TIP

After doing all the above steps, you may need to reboot and rejailbreak in order for tweak injection to function properly.

Installing TrollStore

TIP

While Dopamine is now installed and setup, this next section - while technically optional - is highly recommended, since it'll allow you to install Dopamine and not have to worry about keeping it signed.

Installing TrollStore

  1. Open the Sileo app
  2. Go to the Search tab and search for TrollStore Helper
  3. Tap on TrollStore Helper
  4. Tap "Get"
  5. Tap the "Queued" bar at the bottom of the page
  6. Tap "Confirm"
  7. install the TrollStore Helper package
  8. After TrollStore Helper installs, close Sileo
  9. Open the TrollHelper app on your home screen
  10. Press Install TrollStore

Your device should respring, and TrollStore should now be installed.

DANGER

Make sure that you do the following steps, or you won't be able to access TrollStore after rebooting your device into stock iOS.

Installing Persistence Helper

  1. Open the TrollStore app on your home screen
  2. Press Settings, then press Install Persistence Helper
  3. Select Tips from the list of apps
  4. Reboot your device, then open the Tips app
  5. Press Refresh App Registrations

TrollStore should now be accessible from the Home Screen. From there, we can use TrollStore to permanently install Dopamine.

Downloads

Installing Dopamine

  1. Open TrollStore if it is not open already
    • If you're in a different tab, go back to the Apps tab
  2. Press the + on the top right
  3. Go to where you saved the Dopamine .ipa file
  4. Tap on the Dopamine .ipa file
  5. Tap Install

The Dopamine app will now be installed onto your device.